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Detroit's Home for Small Business Resources

Detroit is tough and resilient, and we’re making small business a priority.

Did you attend the DMB Summit?

Hundreds of business owners joined us at this year's DMB Summit. Check out photos and resources from the event.


Shop Small


Make the most of this holiday season with Shop Small Detroit resources from Detroit Means Business and partners.


DMB Seeds for Growth Event

Thanks for attending the Seeds for Growth event! Check back for photos and resources from the event.

Expert Guidance

Running a business can be overwhelming at times. Working with a business expert can help increase your chances of success. Learn more about the types of guidance available in Detroit's small business support ecosystem.


Financial Resources

One of the biggest challenges for small business owners is finding the funds necessary to launch – and eventually grow – their businesses. Find the various types of funding available and a growing list of resources to consider.

Navigating City Processes

Detroit Means Business is in the business of helping business owners navigate City resources. View City of Detroit-specific resources and guides.



Explore opportunities to grow your small business through accelerators, technical assistance, competitions, and other programs that provide access to mentorship, strategy, investment, and training.

Real Estate

Choosing a business location and space is a crucial step in starting a business. Find guides for searching for space to lease or purchase and resources for building and renovating.


Latest News

PPP Forgiveness

PPP Direct Forgiveness Portal

Existing Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) borrowers may be eligible for PPP loan forgiveness. Business owners should visit the newly launched SBA PPP Direct Forgiveness Portal to register and apply.

About Detroit Means Business

Detroit Means Business is a coalition of private, public, and philanthropic partners dedicated to meet the needs of Detroit’s small businesses.

Upcoming Events

  • Mix and Mingle: Meet Your DBL!
    Wed, Nov 23
    Petty Cash
    Nov 23, 2022, 5:00 PM
    Petty Cash, 20050 Livernois, Detroit, MI 48221, USA
  • Shop Small in Grandmont Rosedale
    Sat, Nov 26
    Grandmont Rosedale
    Nov 26, 2022, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Grandmont Rosedale, Grandmont, Detroit, MI, USA
  • Lender Speed Dating Workshop
    Nov 28, 2022, 12:00 PM
    Detroit, 14711 Mack Ave, Detroit, MI 48215, USA
  • Livernois Holiday Festival
    Fri, Nov 25
    Avenue of Fashion
    Nov 25, 2022, 11:00 AM
    Avenue of Fashion, Livernois &, 7 Mile, Detroit, MI 48221, USA
  • Noel Night
    Sat, Dec 03
    Various Locations
    Dec 03, 2022, 5:00 PM
    Various Locations, Detroit, MI, USA

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